Oh honey, Netflix will do anything for you — including release the music video for “On a Roll,” the bubblegum pop track sung by Miley Cyrus’ “Black Mirror” character, Ashley O, in the recently launched Season 5 episode, “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too.”
The streaming service posted a one-hour countdown clock on its YouTube channel Thursday morning at 8 a.m. PT, announcing that the video would drop at 9 o’clock. And now “On a Roll” is live and you can watch the video above.
If you’re here, then we already know you’re a fan of Ashley O’s music — which is comprised of reworked versions of Nine Inch Nails songs, like “Head Like a Hole” — which means you probably saw Cyrus has hinted full versions of those tracks are “coming.”
But during a recent interview, “Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones couldn’t tell TheWrap definitively if and when the songs will drop.
“It would be great if we released the songs, but obviously-” Jones said, with Brooker adding: “That’s in the hands of the gods, or record labels.”
“Or God, otherwise known as Miley Cyrus,” Jones said. “Yeah, if Miley wanted to release them that would be hilarious because they are great songs, there is no snobbery about them… There is no snobbery about pop music, it’s just that Ashley O wants to create a different identity and a different style of music in the film.”
You can read the “press release” for the “On a Roll” music video launch below, per Netflix.
Today, award-winning pop sensation Ashley O unveils a new music video for her single “On a Roll,” in which Ashley O empowers her fans to believe in themselves and to work hard to achieve their goals.
Reflecting on the new song, Ashley O says, “It’s really important for people to feel like they’re in control of their own destiny, and that means having the confidence to be who you want to be.” Ashley O’s manager Catherine Ortiz says the song is inspired by Ashley’s own experiences and her perseverance through her career. Ortiz states, “The lyrics to “On a Roll” are so true. Ashley has worked very hard, and now she’s going to get what she deserves.”
Ashley O’s writing process sets her apart from other artists and performers in the industry. Ashley O says a lot of her music comes to her in her dreams. She states, “They’re kind of there in my mind while I’m sleeping, so when I wake up I have to really quickly write it down because I don’t want it to just disappear.”
Ashley O began her career at a young age singing and performing. Upon the untimely death of her parents, her aunt, Catherine Ortiz, became her primary caretaker. As Ashley O continued her career, Ortiz would later become a source of confidence for her star niece, and eventually signed on as her manager. The video debut comes hot off the heels of another buzzworthy Ashley O project: Ashley Too, the all-new, intelligent companion doll based on Ashley O’s actual personality.
“Black Mirror” Season 5 is streaming now on Netflix.